#118 DECEPTIONS AND DIVERSIONS
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Issue Date: November 1991
Series: G.I. Joe A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 118
Third part of the Destro trilogy. Cobra Commander runs the Baroness through the Brainwave Scanner, Destro gets help from Rashid, the Arab youngster from many issues ago, who has taken up computer studies and helps break into Cobra Commander's banking files which the Night Creepers have infiltrated. Destro ends up blackmailing basically everybody to get the Baronees back and the contract ended.
Notes of Interest
Spirit Profile, Art by Chris Sprouse.
The Return of Rashid.
GI Joe Ninja Force: Snake-Eyes, Storm Shadow, Dojo, Nunchuk, T'JBang
The Joes: Spirit, Chuckles, Skymate, Wild Bill
Cobra: Cobra Commander
Other: Destro, Baroness, Billy, Zartan, Rashid
Script: Larry Hama,
Pencils: Rod Whigham,
Inks: Randy Emberlin,
Letters: Mike Heisler,
Color: Bob Sharen,
Editor: Bobbie Chase,
Editor in Chief: Tom DeFalco
Cover Artist: Michael Golden
The "room service" agents attempt to capture Snake Eyes, but he disarms them.
In Beirut, the Night Creepers and the Beirut Terrorist Front (BTF) await the ship that Zartan, Billy, Destro, and Chuckles were on. Scans of the ship show no life forms aboard, so the Night Creepers and the BTF head off to search for any lifeboats. They find the crew, but not who they were looking for.
On the ship, Zartan, Billy, Destro and Chuckles step out of the refrigerator, which hid their heat signatures. The ship is about to plow into the docks, so the group jumps off the boat and runs for solid land.
There they meet Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, and Ninja Force, who offer to escort them to the airport. The BTF and the Night Creepers attempt to stop them.
On Cobra Commander's ship, he places the Baroness into the Brainwave Scanner, messing with her memories.
Back in Beirut, Destro leads his group into a laser grid. Destro signals for Rashid to turn off the laser grid. Once aboard the airplane, Rashid explains how he knows the G.I.Joe team, specifically Mainframe and Dusty (Issue 58). Rashid learned from them that computers are the future, and he has been studying them ever since.
Destro, Zartan, Billy, and Ninja Force attack the Night Creepers' headquarters in Zurich, and Rashid hacks into their computers. Rashid opens a channel to Cobra Commander, and Destro demands the release of the Baroness and restitution for his castle. Cobra Commander resists until Rashid wipes out records of Cobra Commander's Swiss Bank accounts. Cobra Commander agrees to the terms and frees the Baroness.
The Night Creepers are planning to attack Destro's group, but he threatens to inform Cobra Commander that they are hacking into his accounts also, so they back off.